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A report of the Holland Colony which appeared in the Christian Intelligencer and copied by Grand River Eagle, p. 2. The report orginated in Grand Rapids on May 15, 1848. Since the end of the report is lost, it cannot be determined who wrote the report. "The population now numbers over two thousand souls, and new companies are continually arriving....I conversed with children and adults, but could not find a solitary individual that wished himself again in old Holland. I can truly say, that I never met with a happier body of people." The author is amazed by the progress made in just one year.
Grand River Eagle, June 23, 1848, p. 2.
"Report of Holland Colony in the Christian Intelligencer and Copied Into the Grand River Eagle" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 278.